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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning instructions to American governors concerning lotteries in North America
Great Britain. Privy Council
June 28, 1769
Volume 11, Page 228

[B P. R. O. America and West Indies. Vol: 108. p. 79.]

At the Court at St James's the 28th Day of June 1769.
The King's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this Day read at the Board a Report from the Right Honourable Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation affairs dated the 21st of this Instant humbly offering to his Majesty for his Royal approbation Draughts of additional Instructions prepared by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the Governors or Commanders in chief of the several Colonies and Plantations in America directing them not to give their assent to any Act or Acts for raising money by the Institution of any Publick or private Lotterys whatsoevor until they shall have first transmitted a Draught of such Act or Acts and shall have received his Majesty's Directions thereupon—His Majesty taking the same into consideration was pleased with the advice of His Privy Council to approve of the said Draughts of Additional Instructions (which are hereunto annexed) and to order as it is hereby ordered that the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough one of His Majesty's Principal Secretarys of State do cause the same to be prepared for His Majesty's Royal Signature.